UK inflation rate in 1824: 8.42%

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Inflation in 1824 and Its Effect on Pound Value

Purchasing power decreased by 8.42% in 1824 compared to 1823. On average, you would have to spend 8.42% more money in 1824 than in 1823 for the same item.

In other words, £1 in 1823 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £1.08 in 1824.

The 1823 inflation rate was 6.74%. The inflation rate in 1824 was 8.42%. The 1824 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.43% per year between 1824 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the composite price index (CPI). The CPI in 1824 was 10.30. It was 9.50 in the previous year, 1823. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Office for National Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1823 to 1824
Average inflation rate 8.42%
Converted amount (£1 base) £1.08
Price difference (£1 base) £0.08
CPI in 1823 9.500
CPI in 1824 10.300
Inflation in 1823 6.74%
Inflation in 1824 8.42%

UK inflation chart from 1988 to 2017. Based on the UK Consumer Price Index.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for £1, 1823 to 1824

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1824CPI in 1823
1823 GBP value
1824 GBP value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The UK CPI was 9.5 in the year 1823 and 10.3 in 1824:


£1 in 1823 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as £1.08 in 1824.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1823 and 1824, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1824 - CPI in 1823CPI in 1823
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

10.3 - 9.59.5

News headlines from 1823

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists marks the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil
  • James Monroe declares the Monroe Doctrine, defining US foreign policy towards Latin America.
  • Slavery is abolished in Chile

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the composite price index published by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). A composite index is created by combining price data from several different published sources, both official and unofficial. The Consumer Price Index, normally used to compute inflation, has only been tracked since 1988. All inflation calculations after 1988 use the Office for National Statistics' Consumer Price Index, except for 2017, which is based on The Bank of England's forecast.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1824 | UK Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 Apr. 2019,

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